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there will be only observer status. to become a member you need u.n. security council and that won't happen because the u.s. will veto it. the u.s. and israel tried hard to get palestine not to go along with today's vote. but they are now down playing it it doesn't give palestine what it wants. it's quiet this morning outside the u.n. but demonstrators are expected to protest the vote on palestinian recognition. palestinians are seeking status as a nonmember observer. palestinians say they need u.n. recognition of a palestinian state in the west bank in order to get israel back to the negotiating table. the u.s. insists on direct negotiations with israel. >> the path to a two state solution is through jerusalem and ramallah, not new york. >> reporter: they recognized the palestine 1977 borders before israel fought and won part of palestinian land. >> we know the occupation will not disappear, we know that there might be certain consequences because israel wants to punish us. >> reporter: president abbas is preparing a speech before the vote. he's hoping to gain support here at the u.n. and at home.
observer status in the united nations? that's the focus of a vote expected today by the u.n. general assembly. palestinians say they need u.n. recognition of a palestinian state in the west bank in order to get israel back to the negotiation table. meanwhile the u.s. insists on direct negotiations with israel. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says u.n. recognition of an independent palestine state would not advance the palestinians' quest for a homeland. >> by going to the u.n., the palestinians can get a piece of paper. they can get a resolution. but nothing will change here on the ground. >> at this point, there's no specific time set for today's u.n. vote. >>> 5:18. they have a rich athletic history dating back more than 100 years but this might be their best team ever. >> could be. south bay high school that you may never have heard of but everyone is listening to. give it up for this week's "cool school." ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: 19 proud players fremont eagles, not a one over 200 pounds but these men are national champions. and every one of them is deaf. >> i tell pe
is at the u.n. for us tonight. jim. >> reporter: well, scott, the palestinian authority become just the second non-member state designated by the united nations. the vatican is the other. the palestinians are viewing this elevation of status as an historic step, just to have any kind of recognition of statehood. palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas, who was also the first palestinian authority prime minister, rejected last- minute appeals from the united states to reconsider his push for this recognition. >> ( translated ): the united nations general assembly is called upon today to issue the birth certificate of the reality of the state of palestine. >> reporter: now, we are not talking about full status as united nations member nation. that would require the approval of the security council, and the united states has already promised to veto that. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton, scott, is calling today's vote counter-productive and unfortunate and places further obstacles in the path to peace. >> pelley: jim, thank you. our alan pizzey was in the west bank when word of the
wasted no time attacking republicans who have criticized u.n. ambassador susan rice, a possible candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and besmirch her reputation, it's outrage. >> a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not gonna break their backs. they'll still be wealthy. >> reporter: and on the growing cia sex scandal that took down david petraeus. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. paula broadwell is a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. meantime, cbs 5 has learned the identity of the identity of the person who first brought the case to the bureau, frederick humphries. he's a friend of jill kelly. >>> after years of telling you about all the doom and gloom, all the dire warnings, i had to do a double-take on this one, be
are also digging into the administration's public response. several are outraged u.n. ambassadors susan rice said five days after the attack it didn't appear to be preplanned. at his press conference wednesday, president obama defend rice saying she was acting on intelligence briefings she was given. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they have a problem with me. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell is testifying today. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed. the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she is scheduled to talk to lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> oil giant bp has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in u.s. history. $4.5billion for the
him to make america's u.n. ambassador his new secretary of state. susan rice is widely mentioned as the replacement for secretary hillary clinton. but republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham said they questioned statements that rice made after four americans were killed in that september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. it is within the power of a single senator to stop a nomination, which is why the president got his back up today. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation, is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate
not confirmed yet whether it was legal or not. >>> a controversial vote at the u.n. today is certain to win u.n. recognition of a palestinian state to recognize palestine's 1967 borders before israel took parts of the palestinian land. israel doesn't recognize those borders and says today's vote won't change a thing. they are against the push to give nonmember observer status in the u.n. it's been four years since israel and palestine have been negotiating. >>> with 33 days left to the "fiscal cliff" deadline, president obama sent his treasury secretary to capitol hill to negotiate with congressional leaders and it didn't appear to go well. >> i got to tell you, i'm disappointed in where we are and disappointed in what's happened over the last couple of weeks. but going over the "fiscal cliff" is serious business. and i'm here seriously trying to resolve it. i would hope the white house would get serious, as well. >> house speaker john boehner came out of the meeting declaring himself disappointed with the white house's proposals. he says democrats have failed to offer a specific plan for cutt
depend on it. u-n ambassador susan rice confronts some of her top critics on capitol hill. and leaves >>> if you don't know what happened just say you don't know. >> u.n. ambassador susan rice confronts critics on clip and leaves them more agitated than ever. rice upset lawmakers with her initial take on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. today she tried to clear things up. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us didn't seem to work. >> reporter: some gop lawmakers are still not satisfied with u.n. ambassador susan rice's explanation of what happened at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> reporter: senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte have been vocal critics of rice, accusing the ambassador of misleading the public when she said five days after the deadly benghazi attack there was no evidence it was preplanned. >> we are going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don
americans or it was just gross incompetence. now, susan rice, who is the u.n. ambassador at this point was pretty much the point person on this:j the administration. she went out on the sunday shows and first said it was not a planned terrorist attack about the was the result of a spontaneous demonstration. she is now being mentioned as one of those being considered for secretary of state. do you think what she said during the early days of this investigation, should that factor in any way on whether she should be considered as secretary of state? >> absolutely wot a doubt. i generally defer to presidential selections for cabinets and judges. i voted for both supreme court judges, not because i would have chose them, because the president has a lot leeway, and if they're qualified people, i tend to support presidential picks. however, i do reserve unto myself and other members of congress the ability to say no when justified. i cannot imagine promoting anybody associated with benghazi at this point. it's not just what he said after. how did the place become a death trap for months why
is at the white house for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, white house officials told me today that u.n. ambassador susan rice is the front-winner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state despite some strong opposition from some republicans. the 47-year-old u.n. ambassador is a close confidante of president obama, a former rhodes scholar who served as an assistant secretary of state under president clinton. she came under fire from republicans for what she said five days after the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. here was race on "face the nation." >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: that would later prove to be untrue, though the white house insisted rice was working off the c.i.a.'s best information at the time. several republicans on the senate foreign relations committee have suggested they might try to block her nomination. florida's marco rubio was noncommittal today. >> obviously she based those comments on directives or information she had and it's important to kno
they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we'll do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham said rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we don't have information at present that leads us to conclude this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given. he challenged those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states, the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. and general petraeus will testify here on capitol hill tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. back to you. >>>
. now moving on to america's u.n. ambassador susan rice, she is one of president obama's top candidates to be the next secretary of state but some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination they accuse rice of being misleading about the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. as you recall, ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed there. our state department correspondent margaret brennan has new information on why rice said what she said. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. a government official tells us that references to al qaeda and terrorism were cut from the talking points by the intelligence community, not the white house or the state department. the edits came from the office of the director of national intelligence-- d.n.i.-- with the agreement of the c.i.a. and the f.b.i. u.n. ambassador susan rice relied on those talking points during an appearance on "face the nation" on september 16 in which she called the benghazi attacks a spontaneous demonstration by extremists not an act of terrorism. >> we do not have i
in the aftermath of the benghazi attack is now defending herself. yeah. for weeks, u.n. ambassador susan rice has been attacked by senator john mccain for participating in what he described as a cover-up. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack in libya. >>> rice is being considered for secretary of state. some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination. she spoke publicly about the controversy finally yesterday. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available. let me just end by saying, i knew chris stevens. i worked closely with him and had the p
, i'm going to delve into the darkest most toxic aspect of marriage. is that cool you?" and he said,un, "go for it. don't censor yourself." and he is my first and best reader. and he put it down and said, whooo! this is dark." >> schieffer: has he ever expressed fear? >> he sleeps like this next to me, one eye open. >> schieffer: and how about you, chris? how much of your book-- you talked about how you were the spouse at home while your wife workedes, while you were in europe. but beyond that, you get very deeply into the c.i.a. and things like that. does any of that come from personal experience? >> no, none at all. i-- most of the "the expats" is really a story about a marriage ba woman who used to be something else, who no longer is, about a marriage under the strain of this move in this part of life. that's the book i was writing for a few months. and it was a very honest and personal book. it was about the life i was living, people who surrounded me, what it's like to be an expat, what luxembourg was like. after writing that book for a couple months, still with a lot of very, ver
funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. u.n. ambassador susan rice travels to capitol hill today to confront some of her toughest critics. she'll discuss and explain her comments about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, the first of several meetings with key lawmakers, a test of sorts as the president considers nominating rice to be the next secretary of state. margaret brennan has our report. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador susan rice hopes to put that controversy to rest, and if she succeeds, it would remove the largest political hurdle to her nomination as secretary of state. at 9:30 this morning, rice will meet behind closed doors with three of her most vocal critics, republican senators john mccain, kelly ie ya and lindsey graham. an aide to mccain says that rice requested the meeting last week. it could be decisive. mccain says he would consider her nomination if she answers questions to his satisfaction. but he wants to know she didn't mention that the intelligence community was linked to the attack. he accused her of misleadi
, says rice should have known better. >> but one of her responsibilities as ambassador to the u.n. she receives daily intelligence briefings and certainly confirmed today that she had received the briefing-- the briefings leading up to this that were on a classified basis. >> reporter: the white house hasn't said when or if rice will get the nomination. but in a news conference two weeks ago, mr. obama seemed to be preparing for a fight. >> if senator john mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. >> reporter: senator ayotte said she would be willing to put a hold on a rice nomination which, under senate rules, means it would likely never come up for approval and effectively be dead. scott? >> pelley: margaret, thank you. who is susan rice? she held several positions in the collation on the national security council as an expert on african affairs and then as assistant secretary of state. rice was confirmed in the senate in 2009 unanimously for her current job as america's ambassador to the u
rates low, and that could help the housing market all by itself. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> u.n. ambassador susan rice returns to capitol hill today her meeting with lawmakers yesterday to discuss her explanation of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya didn't go over very well. she met with three republican senators strongly opposed to her possible nomination to be secretary of state. they were not satisfied with her explanation. >> all i can tell you is that the concerns that i have are greater today than they were before and we're not even close to getting the basic answer. >> following the benghazi attack rice said the assault grew out of a protest and not a terrorist attack. yesterday she said that was incorrect. that there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. >>> overseas now in egypt the largest crowd yet have turned out to demonstrate against president morsi's declaration of wide ranging new powers. hundreds of thousands of protesters in cairo's tahrir square screamed for morsi to leave. another mass rally is planned for friday. today the cabinet meets to dis
to palestine. palestinians say they need u.n. recognition of a palestinian state in the west bank in order to get israel back to the negotiating table. meanwhile the u.s. insists on direct negotiations with israel. >> the path to a two-state solution is through jerusalem and ramallah, not new york. >> israel's prime minister says u.n. recognition of an independent palestinian state would not advance the palestinians' quest for a homeland. benjamin netanyahu says palestine needs to declare jerusalem as their homeland and agree to security procedures to protect israel. >>> more discussions are planned on capitol hill today in an effort to avoid that dreaded "fiscal cliff." tim geithner and rob neighbors plan to visit separately today with the four house and senate leaders to find common ground on averting a series of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to start in january. >>> president obama will have lunch in a couple of hours with mitt romney. it will be the first time the two have met face to face since their final debate shortly before this month's election. the event at the white
thought. anthony mason on whether it can last. the u.n. votes on whether to recognize palestine as a state. jim axle road is at the u.n. aden pizzey is with the palestinians. we knew the polar ice was melting, but today we learned how fast. >> we're seeing it here.
of them thursday's vote was a historic victory. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: the u.n. voted in favor of making the palestinians a nonmember observer state. the upgraded status recognizes the borders before israel's captured lands in 1967. >> translator: general assembly is to issue a certificate of the reality of the state of palestine. >> reporter: thousands of palestinians celebrated in the west bank and gaza while in jerusalem israelis protested against palestinian statehood. the upgraded status from the united nations also grants the palestinians access to the international criminal court where they could file war crime charges against israel. >> the concern to the prosecutor of the international criminal court in the hague and make all kinds of charges against israeli officers never mind that they are baseless. >> reporter: the u.s. is standing with israel saying direct talks is the only way to achieve peace. >> today's unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path to peace. >> reporter: the palestinians say u.n. recognition of the 1967 border
is necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama defends the u.n. ambassador to the u.n. he says he has determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. >>> the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal has had her security removed. she had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> three people are reportedly dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack comes after israel l a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. it began after previously rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> two women home alone in marin county managed to fight off an armed prowler. officers say the suspect may have stab wounds in his chest. according to police, he broke into a san rafael apartment tuesday night.
how the president wants u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. margaret brennan joins us now. good morning. >> good morning to you, norah, and to charlie. quarterback at the u.n. when he nominated her to be the ambassador, he elevated that role to cabinet level, a status that her predecessors did not have. for this next promotion, the president will fight skeptical republicans who question rice's judgment in the days following the benghazi attacks. >> i still don't know how anybody of that capacity could have been on television five days later saying the things that were said. i don't know how that could happen. >> she would have to answer questions about that. there's no doubt about it. >> susan rice hit a nerve during a string of television appearances five days after the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she did not call it an act of terror. >> we did not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> that characterization is the biggest obstacle to becoming secretary of state. seni
exactly who come up with the final version of talking points. >> reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al qaeda was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, get intelligence, collect it give it over to analysts who review it and then they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >> reporter: reporters were staked out for the general's arrival but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus stepped down last week after acknowledging he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. he didn't comment on the affair during his testimony to lawmakers. but he insisted it did not have any impact on his testimony. and even though he didn't get into specifics about the affair, petraeus did say he was sorry for the circumstances surrounding his resignation and this it had nothing to do with what happened in benghazi, libya. live on capitol hill, danielle
to look at a legal, regulated market as a possible solution. >> brennan: according to the u.n., cannabis, which include marijuana and harbish, is the world's most widely used illicit substance. next, a question facing japan. where did the money for fukushima's reconstruction go? months since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated northeastern japan. today, thousands of people still live in temporary housing, and residents say much of the money meant for rebuilding has been misspent. lucy craft reports from tokyo. >> reporter: a massive, $150 billion budget was earmarked to rebuild northeastern japan, but a quarter of those funds ended up far away from the disaster zone paying for projects of dubious value to the rescue effort. about $400,000 was spent, for instance, to promote tokyo's sky tree, a glitzy shopping mall, office complex, and tv tower hundreds of miles away from the disaster zone. that was small potatoes compared to the windfall dropped on the japanese whaling industry. almost $28 million of reconstruction money was earmarked for so-called research whali
% of hamas rockets. and american tax dollars also provide assistance to the u.n. organizations that support the palestinians. with egypt as mediator, both sides are trying to negotiate a more permanent agreement. israel wants to end weapons smuggling at the gaza. hamas wants to end a five-year border blockade. >>> thanksgiving warning turned into a nightmare for hundreds of people caught up in a major pileup in texas. more than 140 cars and trucks lay twisted and broken. the huge crash happened as holiday travelers tried to navigate through dense fog. drivers could do little to get out of the way. >> i just grabbed my kids, pulled them out of the car and ran. that's all i could do. >> at least two people died and more than 80 were hurt, several critically. and rescue crews credit many drivers for helping each others while first responders were overwhelmed. >>> police in berkeley are hoping you can help smoke out a cigarette thief. he's suspected of burglarizing businesses in neighboring cities also. investigators say he smashes windows to get inside, gets what he's after, then leaves in a b
. >> reporter: some gop lawmakers are still not satisfied with u.n. ambassador susan rice's explanation of what happened at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> reporter: senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte have been vocal critics of rice accusing the ambassador of misleading the public when she said five days after the deadly benghazi attack, there was no evidence it was preplanned. >> we're going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don't know what happened. >> reporter: rice needs the senate support if president obama chooses her to be the next secretary of state. ambassador rice met with lawmakers in a secure room behind this group of cameras here on capitol hill to discuss classified information. an aide to senator john mccain says she requested the meeting. afterwards, rice issued a statement saying the talking points the intelligence community gave her were incorrect and that at no time di
after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination to secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks onhe u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >>> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >>> three people have been killed after rockets were fired into southern gaza. first israeli deaths killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >>> bp has agreed to pay a record penalty over the gulf oil disaster. it also includes criminal charges. >>> popular ene
that could get into the hands of militants inside gaza. as you said, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is on his way to cairo now for talks as diplomatic efforts here really intensify to try to stop this conflict from escalating to a point of no return. >> clarissa ward, thank you. >>> president obama is monitoring the troops' efforts during his visit to southeast asia. he arrived in cambodia, the first time a u.s. president has visited there. earlier mr. obama became the first american president to visit burma as well. following decades of repressive rule. mr. obama says he sees signs of progress on human rights. bill plante reports from rangoon, burma. >> reporter: good morning. the president is visiting three countries in southeast asia to underscore that the u.s. intends to be a major player in this region. but he's dubbed by troubles in another part of the world where the u.s. can't avoid involvement. the president embraced democracy advocate and nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi and celebrated the beginnings of democratic reform in this nation which was long under mi
palestinian families who had taken refuge in the u.n. school grabbed their belongings and headed home. >> translator: if i had $20 million u.s. i would not be happier than i am today. >> reporter: gaza strip by the thousand s thousands, soldiers stood down, grabbed their gear and headed back to their barracks. for palestinians here they're celebrating more than just an end to the fighting. hamas is claiming victory and they're getting support from places they never had it before. and the reason is many people here feel that they're leaving this fight with more than they had before it started. for "cbs this morning," i'm charlie d'agata, gaza city. >>> clachling victory for a different reason. clarissa ward is in cairo where the truce agreement was sealed yesterday. what are the possible sticking points in this new cease fire agreement? >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, gayle. happy thanksgiving. the main sticking point that may arrive with this agreement is that in the third clause of that cease fire agreement that essentially says after a coolin
wants upmake sure nobody is beating ?p on his u.n. ambassador? >> this is the problem. bain, we should probably go back to the dictionary. she's not a nominee. dictiona she's a nominee kind of in waiting. this is the problem the president can't defend her as a nominee for a job he hasn't hasn't nominated her for. this is kind of a loose shirttail out there. she's going around the hill, talking to senators. meetings aren't going well. in n part because senators, if nothing else, are reserving their leverage for if she actually does become the t onnee, they'll have a process, hearings. they don't want to prejudge that process. pr pro process hasn't begun. so the president has to say these limited things. when he says only a limited thing about her success at the u.n., he is not defending her on t theuestion that's before him. i the white house is in a tricky spot here. of course, then hanging overall of this is republicans anger hey are note still not getting the questions answered on enghazi and feel that the onesrs they're getting are as 's whatal as the original ones in the heard. you
and norah? >> dean reynolds, thank you. >>> u.n. general assembly voted 138-9 yesterday to recognize palestine as an independent state. didt does not make them a full u.n. member but does provide them with recognition. it is a setback for israel and the united states. margaret brennan joins us to tell us why the u.s. voted no. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie, and to norah. israeli government says it gives palestinians a state without ending the conflict. u.n. recognition makes the west bank and gaza strip part of the palestinian state not defeated territory. without negotiating the borders of one with israel. here is the problem. negotiation negotiations are in a standstill. as we saw last week violent extremists like hamas are gaining influence. palestinian authority, which rejects violence, recognizes israel, is losing influence and patience. last week secretary clinton c s successfully negotiated the cease fire but wasn't able to persuade palestinian president mahmoud abbas to drop this bid. >> margaret, are there consequences for the united states and iz role for this
since winning re-election and he wasted no time attacking republicans who criticized u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. >> reporter: republicans have gone after rice for her statements made after the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi. five days after the violence that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, she attributed it to outrage in the arab world over an anti-muslim video and not an act of terrorism. >> but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation... is outrageous! >> reporter: senator mccain has vowed to block rice's nomination should the president choose her to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. mccain and graham are also calling for a special watergate- style investigation into the benghazi attack. >> we want to probe everybody involved all the way
capitol hill battle. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the mili
to give nonmember observer status to palestine. palestinians say they need u.n. recognition of a palestinian state in the west bank in order to get israel back to the negotiation table. meanwhile the u.s. insists direct negotiations with israel. >> path to a two-state solution is through jerusalem and ramallah, not new york. >> israel's prime minister says u.n. recognition of an independent palestinian state would not advance the palestinians' quest for a homeland. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says palestinians first need to recognize israel as the jewish homeland, declare an end to their conflict and agree to security procedures that protect israel. >>> more talks are in the works on capitol hill in hopes of preventing the u.s. from falling off the "fiscal cliff." treasury secretary tim geithner and a white house aide plan to visit with the four house and senate leaders. they hope to find common ground on how to avert a series of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to begin in january. >>> president obama will have lunch with mitt romney today the first t
at newman. >> ronan: why would you care about that, un-- unless that's where you're going to be working. >> phyllis: yeah, i didn't want to tell anybody until it was for sure. >> ronan: obviously. >> phyllis: yeah. >> ronan: of all the places in the world that you could have picked to get a-- >> phyllis: do you--do you-- do you want to get a table? >> adam: you won't find a better man for the job. thank you. with me by your side, nicholas does not stand a chance of regaining control of newman. >> jack: oh, i guess you're out of the loop. your brother apparently has no interest in helping the old man get the company back. >> adam: that makes sense. never thought he had a head for the business. certainly didn't have his heart into it. he's nothing like-- >> jack: victor? >> adam: i was going to say you and me, jack. >> jack: (chuckles) >> adam: so what do you say? do you have yourself a new c.f.o.? ♪ >> kevin: michael, hey. uh, look, i know things were a little tense between us last time we spoke, but i was hoping that we could get together and, uh, catch up. call me. >> chloe: a little
, the pentagon. >>> cbs news has learned president obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice may face a tough confirmation process, though. republicans have criticized her response to the september 11th assault in benghazi. rice said it was a spontaneous response to anti-american protests in cairo and not a coordinated attack. >>> congress returns today with an agenda dominated to avoid the so called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax expense increases and spending cuts. president obama meets with top ceos tomorrow to discuss the issue. on friday, mr. obama meets with congressional leaders. >>> new york governor andrew cuomo is asking the federal government for $30 billion in aid to help his state rebuild following hurricane sandy. two weeks after the storm, tens of thousands of customers remain without power in the hardest hit sections of new york and new jersey. some 55,000 of them on long island. cuomo says the long island power company was not prepared and failed to communicate. >> i'm going to do a thorough review/
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. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the military has suspended the
out what the obama administration knew and understand why five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was talking about a spontaneous protest. democrats who listened to petraeus testify were quick to defend rice. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community. so criticisms of her are completely unwarranted. >> reporter: in both hearings friday, petraeus addressed his resignation because of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. lawmakers said the former cia director apologized and assured them his personal situation had no bearing on the benghazi investigation. general petraeus testified that there was no political motive behind leaving al qaeda out of the talking points. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> israel is apparently preparing for an escalation of its military operation against hamas in the gaza strip. troops and armored vehicles are gathering on the border and 16,000 israeli reservests have called up. the defense minister is mobilizing as many as 75,000 more. this comes as hamas laun
mention of al qaeda was edited out of unclassified talking points prepared for u.n. ambassador susan rice when she appeared on face the nation five days after the attack. according to peter king, how that happened is a mystery. >> nobody knows who came up with the final version of the talking points other than to say the original talking points prepared by the c.i.a. were different from the ones that were finally put out. >> reporter: that final version of the talking points said ichere are indications that extremists participated in the assault." abland description of what t telligence judged to be a terrorist attack involving extremists with links to al qaeda. tonight, the white house issued a statement denying it played ro role in editing out those two loaded terms "terrorism" and "al qaeda." ro mason: david martin. thank you, david. an oil rig exploded in flames in nke gulf of mexico. two workers are missing and 11 were hospitalized. d.e rig is located off louisiana 80 miles from where deep's deepwater horizon exploded and collapsed in 2010, unleashing the worst accidental oil spill i
. >> reporter: u.n. supreme cour general ban ki-moon is there today. thousands of tanks and rocket launchers are waiting to cross the border. so cease-fire talks continue in egypt and the president says we'll have to see how much progress can be made in the next 24, 36, 48 hours. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington, starting us off this morning. susan, thank you so much. >>> speaking of the president, this morning he became the first american president to visit the asian nation of burma, a country known for its repressive military rule. the president's brief six-hour visit just ended. it included a meeting with long-time democracy activist aung san suu kyi. mr. obama said her release from years of house arrest and her election to parliament shows the country's progress towards democracy. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country that i am confident we can keep. that is, if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger and we'll do everything we can to help ensure success. >> the u.s. is expected to announce the resumption of aid programs
outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and here's a look at some live pictures of gaza city now. the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama's southeast asian trip continues today after cambodia after a visit to burma. he is the first u.s. president to visit myanmar which has been make a transition to democracy after years of human rights abuses. he met with a long time advocate and spoke at a university, an event broadcast throughout the country. >> in my discussions here, our goal is to sustain the momentum for democracy. >> the president will attend an east asia summit tomorrow. >>> congress is calling for an investigation into who modified the cia's talking points about the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in l
on its citizens from outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people from gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is right now in cambodia. he will raise human rights concerns in his meeting today with long-time prime minister han sen. he also visited burma. he encouraged them to continue the transition to democracy. he also met with nobel peace price winner. vice president joe biden says the federal government is in it for the long term when it companies to helping rebuild areas damaged by hurricane sandy. he toured the new jersey storm- ravaged coast yesterday including the boardwalk at seaside heights. the vice president says rebuilding the region is a national responsibility. >>> i know it's monday but we can al
while she's in the region. for now, the head of the u.n. is trying to get both sides to hold their fire without success. mosques in gaza issued the prayer for morning prayers today, even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight, including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says is used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than a thousand rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday, including women and children. israel says it's trying to minimize civilian casualties. >> the problem is the terrorists are hiding these rocket launchers deep inside civilian areas and mosques and schools and people's homes, firing them at our civilians. it's very hard to get to this equipment, but it's necessary. >> reporter: president obama is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to israel to help with cease fire negotiations. she'll arrive today and meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu tomorrow. >> the bottom
intelligence, the dni. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador susan rice relied on those talking points during an appearance on "face the nation" where she called it a spontaneous demonstration. not an act of terrorism. >> we do not have information at present that leads to us conclude this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: republicans have accused her of intentionally making misleading statement, suggesting they tone down any references to terrorism for political reasons ahead of the presidential election. cia director david petraeus told congress last week that an early draft of the talking points did include a link between al qaeda and the attack. but the official told us someone in the office of the dni crossed it out because the links were deemed too tenuous to make public at that point. the head of dni is james clapper an obama appointee. clapper reviewed the points but there's no indication that he personally made the edits. clapper may be asked to plain. a statement was release saying this version differs from earlier accounts and they want answers. >>> this morning india ex
pelley. at the u.n. today, u.s. ambassador susan rice spoke publicly for the first time about republican accusations that she made misleading comments about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. five days after the attack, rice said on the sunday morning news programs there was no evidence it was an act of terror. here's what she said today. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available. >> glor: rice is being considered for secretary of state. some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination. jack taylor scored 58 points in the first half of a basketball game last night. the first half. then, he got hot. we'll show you in a moment. moment. ain fiber in those mini-wheats® biscuits... to help kee
to the possible nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be the next secretary of state seems to be softening just a bit. it was rice's account of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that set off the firestorm of criticism. rice said a mob angered by an anti-muslim video was to blame, not terrorists. senator lindsey graham said he'd oppose rice but now said he'd listen to her. >> when she comes over if she does, there will be lots of questions asked of her about this event and others. but i do not believe the video is the cause. >> graham says he still believes the white house intentionally misled the public about the terrorist link to the attack. >>> a big step for china's military. for the first time a fighter jet landed their only aircraft carrier. the chinese news agency says sunday's exercise marked the china bought it from the ukraine in 1998 and spent years refurbishing it but it's not expected to be ready for combat for some time. >>> one of the great political mysteries of the middle east gets a step closer to being solved. what killed palestinian leader yasse
should they be doing? >> first of all, we wasted 18 months in the u.n. trying to get the russians to go along with assad's overthrow. they were never going to do it. >> so we spent a lot of energy doing that and the u.n. should have taken another route? >> at a certain point it was a mistake. pull together the regional powers turkey saudi arabia others. get the opposition together. try to get a program, framework for a future syria that can include all syrians. what happens when the situation turns th as ss as violent as it has on the ground and brutality, it tends to empower the worst elements in the opposition. that's why you're seeing a violent opposition. that's why you're seeing al qaeda mixed in. and so you have to get ahold of this very quickly. i think you can see that we are at risk of a regional conflict out of syria, not just one that is confined to syria. >> there is also the benghazi investigation, someone you respect a lot. >> i do. absolutely. >> have we all been too quick to criticize this because we don't know the facts or are the obvious lesso
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